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UI Professional VI

UI Policy Analyst

Recruitment #20-001155-0001

Introduction

The Department of Labor, (LABOR), Division of Unemployment Insurance is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of UI Professional VI. This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies. All candidates must meet the minimum qualifications during the time apply. The resulting eligible list will be maintained for one year after the closing date of the announcement.

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

1100 N.Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

POSITION DUTIES

The Maryland Department of Labor (LABOR)'s Division of Unemployment Insurance (DUI) Policy Unit focuses on comprehensive policies and programmatic initiatives which will improve the day to day operation of the Benefits Unit, Contributions Unit as well as all DUI Quality Control functions. This position will provide professional input and assistance with formulating and reviewing policies, including drafting of DUI directives, policy guidance letters and other policy documents.

The Maryland Department of Labor (LABOR)'s Division of Unemployment Insurance (DUI) Policy Unit focuses on comprehensive policies and programmatic initiatives which will improve the day to day operation of the Benefits Unit, Contributions Unit as well as all DUI Quality Control functions. This position will provide professional input and assistance with formulating and reviewing policies, including drafting of DUI directives, policy guidance letters and other policy documents.  This position will provide support to the Director of Policy & Communications, Manager of Policy & Quality Control, and other staff members with policy analysis, program coordination, document preparation, and research. During the legislative session, this position will play a critical role in the researching and drafting of fiscal notes and/or legislative testimony.   Additionally, this position will work closely with the various Units within DUI on data analysis, in support of targeted initiatives. This position will be expected to maintain consistent communication with the Manager of Policy & Quality Control, Director of Policy & Communications as well as the Assistant Secretary, Deputy Assistant Secretary, and UI Cabinet and UI Leadership.  Communication with state and federal partners regarding unemployment insurance programs and policy issues as required is also expected. This position will research, develop and monitor policy initiatives, national best practices, related to unemployment insurance on the local, State and national levels. This position will lead DUI in developing and implementing reemployment, tax, benefits, and internal performance metrics, federal reporting, & process improvement strategies.  Finally, this position will work on special projects as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applications that meet the minimum and selective qualifications will be referred to the hiring manager for interview selection. Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview.

Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university. 

Experience: Five years of experience supervising staff in a public or private agency related to rendering and/or determining eligibility for a Human Service Program.  

Note: 
1. Applicants may substitute additional experience in unemployment insurance as defined above for the required education at the rate of one year of experience for one year of education, for up to four years of the required education.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment, Applications must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

1. Two years of experience with creating charts, graphs and working with pivot tables.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

1. Two years of experience evaluating, analyzing, and researching laws, regulations, and policies
2. Experience with policy creation.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (Labor/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to Labor/DUI as a result of unemployment insurance overpayment/fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment.

**Resumes are not acceptable and not considered in the selection/examination process**

All information concerning the qualification, including any required documentation (diploma, transcripts, certificate, etc) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.

**Please note that your answers on the supplemental questionnaire must correspond to the information provided on your application to receive credit.**

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

U.S. Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans’ status. 

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, You may contact Chevelle Wise 410-230-6293 or submit via email to chevelle.wise@maryland.gov or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

**Please do not fax or email unsolicited documentation**

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

LABOR Office of Human Resources
Attn: UI Professional VI (20-001155-0001) CW
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201

The MD State Application Form can be found online

Maryland Department of Labor, is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of LABOR that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.



Click on a link below to apply for this position:

Fill out the Supplemental Questionnaire and Application NOW using the Internet. Apply Online
View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.